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Rajiv Dattani


Provides leading insurers, asset managers, and private-equity firms with deep expertise on strategy, M&A, and performance transformations across the entire value chain

Based in McKinsey’s London office, Rajiv works extensively with insurers, asset managers, and private-equity firms. He has served companies around the world on a range of topics including strategy, M&A, and performance transformations.

Working in partnership with top executives, Rajiv helps leaders shape enterprise and business strategy, drive performance transformations, realize growth, adapt culture, and deliver greater shareholder value.

His recent projects include the following:

  • advising on a strategic transformation for a global insurer
  • building an enhanced capital-allocation and decision-making capability at a large global financial institution
  • designing and implementing a performance transformation for an asset manager
  • supporting a global alternative-asset manager with defining its new strategy

Rajiv studied philosophy, politics, and economics at St. Anne’s College at the University of Oxford.


Alternative capital in property and casualty: A way forward,” McKinsey & Company, May 2023

Capturing growth in the evolving UK savings and retirement market,” McKinsey & Company, March 2023

Grow or exit? Overcoming the scale trap in life insurance closed books,” McKinsey & Company, October 2022

Unbundling value: How leading insurers identify competitive advantage,” McKinsey & Company, June 2022

Why private equity sees life and annuities as an enticing form of permanent capital,” McKinsey & Company, February 2022


St. Anne’s College, University of Oxford 
MA, philosophy, politics, and economics